Appearance and Behaviour
Marchosias appeared as a eight foot tall, bright red, horned Demon to fit his role as an "agent of Lucifer" for the Hellfire Club. While superficially subservient, Marchosias took any opportunity to promote fear, anxiety, and anger in anyone he met. He was capable of appearing and disappearing at will, summoning lesser demons (imps and the like) and could possess humans.
Brigham Elisha Dashwood III, as head of the Hellfire Club, attempted to summon Lucifer to Earth in a bid for power. Marchosias appeared, filling in the image that the Club members wanted. He helped Dashwood to build the PSI-859 Psionic Matrix Facsimile Regenerator (a mind recorder/eraser) and the trans-D (a pistol that teleported people to the Psionovores' home space). With these devices, Marchosias hoped to empty humans of their minds, providing ready-made vessels for the Psionovores. (BFA: Minuet in Hell)
Behind the scenes
- Marchosias and the Psionovores have made only one appearance in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories, though the Psionovores featured in a number of their amateur predecessors, the Audio Visual dramas.
- Marchosias is named after one of the traditional commanders of Hell, said to lead "30 legions of demons" and could be easily summoned.